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Funding Your Experience

The cost of education abroad varies by program.  In some cases, it costs less to go abroad for a semester than it would to live in Manhattan and take a full course load.  In other cases, the cost of living abroad may be more expensive than staying on campus. In order to choose a program that best fits your budget needs, it is important to consider your current costs of attending K-State and compare them to programs abroad. 

There are many options for funding your education abroad experience including scholarships and Federal financial aid. Please see our Scholarships page for more information about the Office of International Programs scholarships as well as other University and National scholarships. For more information about eligible programs and how to receive aid, please follow the Financial Aid page for more information.


Compare a Semester at K-State to a Semester Studying Abroad

Individual program costs vary based on a variety of factors, such as program type, hours of credit, length of program, number of excursions or other group activities, and location. Education abroad program costs may look daunting at first, but they are taking into account all school and living related costs for a whole semester. Here is a comparison to going to school full time and living in Manhattan to some of our programs:

Estimated Costs for One Semester at K-State (2017-2018)*

Tuition and Fees 
Tuition (15 hours) 
Kansas Resident ($309.10 per credit hour)$4,636.50
Out-of-State Resident ($820.20 per credit hour)$12,303.00
Privilege Fee$431.00
Traditional Double Room in the Residence Halls$2,415.00
All Access Meal Plan$2,300.00
Additional Costs 
Books and Supplies$550.00
Miscellaneous/Living Expenses$2,000.00
Kansas Resident$12,332.50
Out-of-State Resident$19,999.00
 *Estimated costs provided by the K-State Office of Admissions  
Estimated Costs for Select Semester-Long Programs through K-State Education Abroad (2017-2018)* 
Japan (Nagoya University, Exchange Program)           $13,338
Czech Republic (Charles University ECES, Direct Enroll)$11,428
Costa Rica (San Ramon, USAC Program Provider)$10,680

*Estimated costs include tuition, fees, room, board, airfare, passport, visa, and living expenses